Here we distinguish between olfaction and the broader category of chemosensation by noting that olfaction is a specialized chemosense
that involves detection of odors (chemicals dissolved in air or water) that originate at some distance from the sensory structure.
Because nutrition relies heavily on the senses of smell and taste, which aren't generally conveyed through electronic media, Bee Quest participants who taste test foods as part of their project are helping revive the chemosenses
to their integral place in nutrition.
and somatosenses including pressure, pain, vestibular, and proprioceptive systems are covered.
Anatomy and physiology of the chemosenses
in healthy subjects and the influence of disease states on these perceptions are covered, finally ending with influences on behavior and interactions with other senses.
Occasionally, too, chemosenses
return to normal just as spontaneously as they disappeared.
Smell and taste belong to our chemical sensing system, or the chemosenses.
A person with faulty chemosenses is deprived of an early warning system that most of us take for granted.
Written by a renowned author with extensive teaching experience, the book covers, in six parts, the general features of sensory systems, the mechanosenses, the chemosenses
, the senses which detect electromagnetic radiation, other sensory systems including pain, thermosensitivity and some of the minority senses and, finally, provides an outline and discussion of philosophical implications.
The senses of smell and taste work in tandem and together they are called the chemosenses.
The chemosenses are engaging across ages: We enjoy learning about ourselves.
The first cranial nerve is the purveyor of our chemosenses, smell and taste.
Since self-recognition of impaired chemosenses is poor, screening becomes even more important.